Federal/Heavy

June 9, 2009
Registration is now open for the next AGC Safety and Health Conference to be held on July 22 - 24, 2009, in Washington, D.C.  The hotel cut-off date is June 22, 2009.  Please review the meeting flyer and register for this important meeting.
June 9, 2009
The federal government has agreed to even further delay implementation of the E-Verify rule for federal contractors.  Contracts and solicitations issued prior to September 8, 2009, will not contain the mandate.
June 8, 2009
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), through its Office of Safety and Occupational Health, has released a new edition of the Corps' Safety and Health Requirements Manual, EM 385-1-1. The 1,050 page book is used during construction, operations, maintenance and research.
April 24, 2009
In addition to the guidance to Federal contractors issued by the FAR Councils last week, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published Implementing Guidance for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
April 6, 2009

May 27-30, Washington D.C.

April 2, 2009
The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council on March 31 issued several new reporting requirements for contractors and procurement officials disbursing stimulus funds. The new rules require the following: Prime contractors who win work funded by the economic recovery package must file detailed public reports to the government on the nature of their work and job creation data;
April 2, 2009

GSA has unveiled a $5.5 billion project list that highlights the unprecedented role the agency will play in assisting in the nation's economic recovery and putting American citizens back to work. Projects are funded across the country, providing benefit for local and state economies, and every state should see at least one GSA project related to the Recovery Act.

March 19, 2009
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) reintroduced legislation (S.458) on February 24 to expand the scope of the Federal False Claims Act (FCA). The legislation is cosponsored by the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Senator Arlen Specter (R-Pa.).
February 11, 2009
On February 6 President Obama issued an Executive Order that repeals a previously enacted Executive Order that bans Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) on federal projects (Executive Order 13202 of February 17, 2001), even going so far as to encourage (but not mandate)  agencies to use PLAs in federal construction projects with a total cost of $25 million or more.
February 11, 2009
Registration has now been activated for AGC’s Federal Contractors Conference, and can be accessed through the new website – www.agc.org/fedcon.

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